I kept my January calendar extremely empty. January was about work, and working out, and not much else. That’s a lie. January was also about watching TV. But otherwise, January was a blank slate on which to start the year. This past weekend however, I started coming out of my cocoon to see what 2015 has to offer.
This weekend I met up with some college friends. I ordered a mimosa, because brunch, and got to hold a cute, squishy baby.
This weekend I watched two movies. Boyhood and This is Where I Leave You. Both fantastic, both for different reasons. You know that Pinterest-y quote about looking back someday and realizing the little things were the big things? That’s Boyhood. And This is Where I Leave You is great for anyone whose family puts the fun in dysfunctional.
This weekend I took 3 days off from Pure Barre. That’s a pretty big deal, but there was a little voice in the back of my head that told me I needed the rest. I slept as late as I wanted for the first Saturday since I can remember, and it felt so good. The best part is I’m itching to get back to the barre this afternoon.
This weekend I volunteered to serve dinner to some DC folks in need of a meal. My husband asked if I had ever done something like that before, and I realized that in years of volunteering, I hadn’t. It was a wonderful experience, and I am excited to have a couple similar dinners on the calendar for February.
This weekend I got to spend time with people who I’ve gotten to watch grow into older people who are kind, funny, loving, and generous. They make me so incredibly happy.
This weekend I got paid the best compliment by my friend, K.Reza. (Who I don’t think has gotten a shout out yet on A Glass of Milk. K.Reza, it’s long overdue). She told me my Rice Krispie Treat game was on lockdown.
To make Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treats for 16, you will need:
- 1 bag marshmallows
- 1/2 C butter
- 7 C Rice Krispies
- 3 C Oreos, roughly chopped
- 1 bag white chocolate chips; divided
Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment, and grease liberally.
Melt butter in the bottom of a large pot. Stir in marshmallows until melted. Before they’re completely melted, add 1 1/3 C white chocolate chips, and melt those too. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in Rice Krispies. Add 2 1/2 C chopped Oreos.
Pour mixture into pan, and pat Rice Krispies down evenly. Sprinkle remaining Oreos over top.
Melt remaining white chocolate chips, and drizzle over pan. Leave at room temperature till cool. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chocolate hardens.
Cut into squares and serve.